It was a beautiful, sunny March morning this past Saturday, perfect running weather. The Chick-fil-A Awesomesauce Road Race runners and supporters alike were out bright and early to get their shots at the 10k, 5k, or 1 mile fun run. The Thread, LaGrange’s new multipurpose trail system, was a huge part of the running loop this year. The Thread was a welcome, and more scenic addition to the road race. The Awesomesauce Road Race wasn’t just for the runners. Families came out in full force to take advantage of the bouncy houses, crafts, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, and other booths that were fun for the whole family. Never traveling without their mascots, Chick-fil-A brought along two of its bovine bests, and the cows were on hand to take photos and dance with the kids.
Chick-fil-A has sponsored many foot races over the years. Chick-fil-A’s races benefit Winshape Camps for Communities. Winshape Camps was founded in 1985 by Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy as a Christian camp where kids could learn about their faith, sports, science, and outdoor activities. Winshape currently has 5 overnight locations in North Georgia and 90 day camps across the country. These camps focus on not only giving kids the best camp experience, but also to give them a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and strong character. As Chick-fil-A always does, they made the Awesomesauce Road Race fun for everyone in the family. People loved to support their favorite runner or just play around in the field or on the playground behind St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The best running times received medals, but whether they ran, walked, or cheered, everyone in attendance had an awesome(sauce) time.
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